Jan 9, 2010 5:00am EST
sweeping changes made after 9/11 to the u.s. intelligence community and airline security, serious flaws still exist. yesterday afternoon many americans paused to hear how the president plans to address potentially deadly vulnerabilities. >> we are at war. we are at war al-qaeda. a far reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people than is plotting to strike again. we will do whatever it takes to defeat them. >> sean: all of that reads well off a teleprompter but will words translate into action? when the president laid out his plan yesterday, he did not fire anybody. he didn't call for new agency or reorganization. he didn't offer up any new legislation. he didn't announce any military action nor did he signal a shift in u.s. foreign policy. that same official believes the president is making changes to an -- to a system he doesn't necessarily find broken. is he taking the right approach or should he be making more definitive moves to safeguard you, your family and this country? i'm joined from washington by the nation's first
Jan 15, 2010 5:00am EST
'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. another $100 million of american tax money heading to haiti. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. world is cringing looking at pictures like these caused by that terrible earthquake in haiti. no one knows for sure but the death toll could top 100,000. right now lives are in the balance as there are folks alive in the rubble. already, thousands of american military are going to haiti, trying to save lives and impose some kind of order there. today, president obama pledged an enormous amount of money. >> i'm also announcing an iminvestment of $100 million to support our relief efforts. this will mean more of the life-saving equipment food water and medicine that will be needed. this investment will grow over the coming year as we embark on the long-term recovery from this unimaginable tragedy. >> bill: since 1992, the beginning of the clinton administration the u.s.a. has given haiti close to $3 billion in assistance and billions more have been donated by other countries. president clinton took a personal interest in improv
Jan 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
" begins right now. >>> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama again addresses terrorism and that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo late this afternoon. president once again talked about the failure to stop the underwear bomber on christmas day. the address was supposed to contain sharp analysis, perhaps a firing or two. it did not. instead the president mostly repeated his opinion that the federal counterterrorism operation pretty much failed across the board, but no individuals will be held responsible. >> now at this stage in the review process, it appears that this incident was not the fault of a single individual or organization, but rather a systemic failure across organizations and agencies. >> can we have a moratorium on systemic failure, please? i don't want to hear it. do you want to hear it again? no one wants to hear that again. it may be true. we've heard it 5,000 times. all right. then the president we want on to state the obvious, that america is at war with al-qaeda. >> let's be clear about what this moment demands.